Yoruba Dance From West Africa Across the Atlantic

There are many similarities and differences to be observed when comparing Yoruba religion in West Africa and the Yoruba diaspora. Scores of ritual songs for the Orisha are similar in both Brazil and Cuba. While the drums and rhythms of Candomblé Ketu and Lukumi are different, many of our dances are quite similar. When theContinue reading “Yoruba Dance From West Africa Across the Atlantic”

Orisa: Resilience in the Diaspora and at Home

It can be as challenging to discuss the Yoruba culture as it is to discuss Candomblé – both are words that we use to describe what can be, at times, vastly different practices or beliefs.